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The Lessons
by Joanne Diaz
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The Lessons
by Joanne Diaz
Award Winner: 2009

Excitedly descriptive, sinuously rhythmical, and vividly perceptive, Joanne Diaz's poems "wring the roots of thought" and fill the mind's eye with scenes of the paradoxically sensuous richness of longing — homesickness, sorrow, love.  In The Lessons, "desire" is not just an erotic longing but an existential one; that is, it is our capacity and hunger for meaning. — Reginald Gibbons

Joanne Diaz received her MFA from New York University, where she was a New York Times fellow, and her PhD in English literature from North-western University. She is the recipient of writing fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is an assistant professor in the English department at Illinois Wesleyan University.